Chain and the Gang, The Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Nodzzz @ Elbo Room, 2/27

Review and Photos by MikeyMike

The Elbo Room brought out quite a lineup this past Saturday with local heroes Nodzzz and Ty Segall plus imports The Strange Boys (Austin, Texas), [...]

By |March 5, 2010|Comments Off on Chain and the Gang, The Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Nodzzz @ Elbo Room, 2/27

Show Review: Deer Tick @ The Independent 3/3

Photos by: Charlie Homo

It remains unclear whether the twangy, young-hearted Deer Tick has always had such a strong blend of comical and confident stage presence. My last experience [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Edward Sharpe, Watson Twins, AB & the Sea, Northern Key @ Bimbo’s

Photos by: Charlie Homo

The closing nights of the last two Noise Pop festivals have focused not only on musical quality, but on the credo of the more outrageous live [...]

Noise Pop 2010: !!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ The Mezzanine

!!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold and My First Earthquake all brought their A-game to the Mezzanine last Saturday night.

My First Earthquake, a local electro-pop quartet, opened up the [...]

By |March 3, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: !!!, Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ The Mezzanine

Noise Pop 2010: We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Lonely Forest, Bear Hands, Tempo No Tempo @ Slim’s

Some Noise Pop shows are a sum of their parts: openers with enough reputation to draw a substantial portion of attendees, rounding out an evening that features a particular [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Thao Nguyen / Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall

Photos by: Nicole Browner

While the audience, and even the performers, might have expected Saturday night's collaboration between Mirah and Thao Nguyen to come across as a spirited little experiment, [...]

By |March 2, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Thao Nguyen / Mirah, Horse Feathers, Dave Smallen, Carletta Sue Kay @ Swedish American Hall

Noise Pop 2010: Mark Kozelek, Laura Gibson, Paula Frazer, Fences

Photos by: Charlie Homo

We got a little lost on the way to the gig last night due, in part, to losing our bearings among the thousands of people gathered [...]

By |March 2, 2010|2 Comments

Noise Pop 2010: The Mumlers, The Growlers, Sonny and the Sunsets, The Ferocious Few @ Cafe du Nord

Written by Todd Wanerman

Noise Pop’s Friday night roster posed some maddeningly appealing choices. Some members of our usual research team opted to check out Atlas Sound etc. at [...]

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Noise Pop 2010: Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ GAMH

Photos by: Nicole Browner

As Noise Pop 2010 entered its closing weekend, packing or selling out many high profile venues in the city, badge holders, photographers, and various press folk [...]

By |March 1, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Atlas Sound, Geographer, Magic Wands, Nice Nice @ GAMH

Noise Pop 2010: John Vanderslice, Nurses, Honeycomb, Conspiracy of Venus @ Swedish American Hall

Photos by: Rachel Keenan

The inclusion of John Vanderslice in the Noise Pop 2010 lineup should come as a surprise to no one. Regardless of new albums, collaborations, tours, proverbial [...]

Noise Pop 2010: Wallpaper., The Limousines, Butterfly Bones @ Slim’s

Butterfly Bones - "xoxo"

Due to a boppingly unmissable Noise Pop Happy Hour at Benders and a wicked long line at (sold-out!) Slim's, I unfortunately missed Battlehooch's set at the [...]

By |March 1, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: Wallpaper., The Limousines, Butterfly Bones @ Slim’s

Noise Pop 2010: The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra @ Palace of Fine Arts

Photos by: Charlie Homo

Everyone loves a homegrown success story. And whether you caught The Dodos' Meric Long as a fledgling picker, shoegazing through bangs and armed with loop pedals [...]

By |February 26, 2010|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2010: The Dodos & Magik Magik Orchestra @ Palace of Fine Arts